In this interactive site, navigate through the fascinating history and science of telescopes. Learn about Galileo, Newton, refractors, reflectors, lenses, light, and telescope engineering and technology.
Grade Level(s): 7
Computers for Students, Internet Connection
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: telescope, lens, light, refraction, refractor, reflection, reflect, Newton, Galileo, history of science
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With respect to standards, this resource provides
- examples of non-experimental, observation-based investigations
- applications of light reflection and refraction in telescope development
- history and future uses for telescope technology in space exploration
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Amazing Space
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Other
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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